11.2 Emotions

We use the theory of human emotions and emotional reactions to events proposed by Andrew Ortony, Gerald L. Clore, and Allan Collins.

11.2.1 Emotion theory

The emotion theory specifies several emotion classes, each consisting of several emotions or emotional reactions. For each emotion, eliciting conditions determine under what circumstances the emotion is elicited.

Well-being emotions are reactions to desirable or undesirable events. For example, if a desirable event occurs, then a joy emotion is elicited, whereas if an undesirable event occurs, then a distress emotion is elicited.

Fortunes-of-others emotions are reactions to events involving others. They vary according to whether they are desirable or undesirable for the self ...

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